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Mangiasaurus Rex
Austin, TX
dinosaur sculpture
Austin, TX
This Mangiasaurus Rex statue was originally located at Mangia Pizza. The statue was created by Dale Whistler. I'm not sure when he first appeared but he was there by at least 2004. When the pizza shop closed in 2007, the statue was moved to the roof of the Wheatsville Food Co-Op. For more, see this website. [map]

This bronze dinosaur sculpture is located at the Zilker Botanical Garden's Hartman Prehistoric Garden. The life-sized, eight-foot-tall sculpture represents an Ornithomimus. It was created by John Maisano in 2002.

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Cascade Caverns
Boerne, TX


This dinosaur at Cascade Caverns is meant to represent a Tyrannosaurus Rex. "Rex the Dino" was created as a prop for the 1993 movie "Father Hood" which was filmed at Cascade Caverns. This dinosaur was made from styrofoam and plaster. After the filming, the statue remained on-site. It was restored in 2009. A fence was placed around the statue sometime in or after 2016. [map]

Canadian, TX


This dinosaur is 50 feet long and 17 feet tall. It was created by Gene Cockrell in 1992. He named the dinosaur Audry, after his wife. The dinosaur is installed high on a hill south of town, visible from Highway 83. By 2014, Gene painted the statue green and gold with spots as a tribute to the local high school. By 2016, he had painted the statue bright green. Cockrell also has many smaller cement statues in his yard (see below). For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

dinosaurs and other statues
Canadian, TX
In addition to the dinosaur shown above, Gene Cockrell built these dinosaurs and other statues and installed them in front of his house. He began building them in the early 1990s. For more, see this website. [map]

The Dinosaur Park
Cedar Creek, TX
The Dinosaur Park opened around 2004 and features several life-sized dinosaurs along a trail. There is also a great gift shop and fun activities for kids. For more, see this website.

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